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  1. MTO

    Testing my moxie

    Yep, the 3.1s start consuming coolant and you know what`s next. Done a few of them to say the least. Great engine otherwise.
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    Testing my moxie

    Good to see a younger man stepping up
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    2014 Ford Focus SE hatchback

    A ton of Focus cars come in to shop. Owners love them, easy to repair, cheap parts, fuel efficient. Lots of rattles- sway bar links/bushings, more than a few develop a vibration at idle which is always front [passenger side] motor mount collapsed, rear [again poorly designed] suspension component replacement is common. Good cheap transportation imo. I run an old Focus wagon daily which neighbors say they hear me [rattles] before they see me. Call it my F-50.
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    Testing my moxie

    Yes! And many if not most Dodge/Ram pickups come in with bad ball joints. And changing the cracked and or rusted off studs on the exhaust manifolds of the coil-over-strut Ford pickups. What brilliant designs! Like I said before, time for the young bucks to step up and take over. Right...
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    Testing my moxie

    The heavy equipment side is a whole different game imo Cattech. In my 20s, I couldn`t have cut doing what you do. My point is that I`ve changed hundreds of struts/coils and just about any year/make of cars/light trucks. Have changed 75 to 100 trannys in my life but these 2 vehicles which just limped in the shop at the same time threw me a "one-two" punch. There IS no engineering here, just a couple abortions. And who pays the price of the numbers game Indy, the car owners... and we dumb ba$tards who have chosen to lay under them. But when it takes nearly a day to change 2 struts and coils on a passenger vehicle, an engineer somewhere needs kicked in his cahonies.
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    Saturday fun day

    Ain`t nuthin wrong with ACs. I don`t live and breathe anything but oxygen. Occaisionally gas/coal/asbestos/brakleener fumes but mostly oxygen.
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    Birthday boys

    HBD Pete!
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    Testing my moxie

    If any of you have changed automatic tranny in an 06 Trailblazer or replaced rear struts and coils [no quickstruts available] on an 08 Taurus X, you understand. What miserable designs and moronic engineering! Where are all the young bucks that should be doing this work?
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    Old Willie still after it

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    Old Willie still after it

    Just hold er there Newt! What has Matt Beefy got to do with Willie/voting or country music? Talk about your hijacks... sigh.
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    Old Willie still after it

    and after a few, I became... comfortably numb.
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    Old Willie still after it

    Tipped a few longnecks to stuff like this. Another reason I`m as sweet as I am...
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    10/15 Birthday Boys

    What`s a DeLeon? HBD Arthur.
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    What do you know? Michigan wheel loader

    Mrs. Mader when she saw it...